The upcoming summer will see Arsenal improving their defensive department.
The reports in England suggested that Arsenal are leading the race for Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan N’Dicka.
Eintracht Frankfurt spent 5.5 million euros to sign the France international from Auxerre in the summer of 2018. The 21-year-old has a valid contract with Eintracht until June 2023.
The centre-back has featured in 12 matches for Eintracht this term, providing one assist in all competitions.
Evan N’Dicka has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 20 caps.
The France international is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.
Arsenal are looking to sign a centre-back and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target.
The Gunners have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Mikel Arteta wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The Eintracht centre-back heavily relies on his ability to read the game. It is coupled with his sensible tackling and an excellent sense of positioning, allowing him to repel most of the danger in the defensive third.
According to the report,”Arsenal are emerging as the favorites to secure the signing of Evan N’Dicka from Eintracht Frankfurt. He is now a regular at the club at 21 years old, and has shown quality in his displays in defense. Frankfurt have only lost twice in 12 matches since he returned from a ligament injury. Per Sport Bild, Arsenal are leading Tottenham in the race to sign N’Dicka. The player’s agent, Michael N’Cho Ibou, has close ties with Arsenal. The Gunners could be ready to do a deal for the center back, who has played for France at youth level.”
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Eintracht Frankfurt are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the centre-back, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Evan N’Dicka ideal fit for Arsenal?
If N’Dicka is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Arsenal.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Evan N’Dicka has all the skillset required to be a success story at Arsenal. Therefore, it makes sense for Arteta to step up his attempts to bring the France centre-back to Premier League side.
The 21-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Arsenal squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Arsenal come calling for N’Dicka this summer.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.